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Recently read the latest installment of the Elementals series — “Secret” — which tells Nick Merrick’s story. I have to say, I was really looking forward to this after reading the novella about Nick called “Breathlses.” It didn’t quite live up to my expectations, but I’m too far committed to give up on the series now. I want to know how the overall story turns out, and find out what else is in store for Michael, the oldest Merrick brother. See my full review 

Recently read the latest installment of the Elementals series — “Secret” — which tells Nick Merrick’s story. I have to say, I was really looking forward to this after reading the novella about Nick called “Breathlses.” It didn’t quite live up to my expectations, but I’m too far committed to give up on the series now. I want to know how the overall story turns out, and find out what else is in store for Michael, the oldest Merrick brother. See my full review 

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Marni Bates is at it again — Her latest Smith High story comes from the perspective of the popular Chelsea Halloway. Although she’s not exactly at Smith High — story is set in Cambodia — and she’s not so popular either. It’s a self-discovery story with plenty of adventure, though a bit of a slow start. Stick with it if you want to see how Chelsea handles angry drug dealers.  See my review here
The book is a companion piece to “Invisible,’ which I reviewed previously. “Invisible” was full of humor and charm. Read that review here

Marni Bates is at it again — Her latest Smith High story comes from the perspective of the popular Chelsea Halloway. Although she’s not exactly at Smith High — story is set in Cambodia — and she’s not so popular either. It’s a self-discovery story with plenty of adventure, though a bit of a slow start. Stick with it if you want to see how Chelsea handles angry drug dealers.  See my review here

The book is a companion piece to “Invisible,’ which I reviewed previously. “Invisible” was full of humor and charm. Read that review here

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When delving into a self-published work, you never know for sure what you’ll get. Books like “You Are Mine,” by Janeal Falor, are precisely the reason I take the gamble.
Summary: Serena lives in a society where women are property, and subject to strict rules of behavior. When she’s purchased by a wealthy warlock she despises, her future looks bleak. But when he unexpectedly dies during a tournament and she’s handed over to a foreign warlock, everything changes for her.
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When delving into a self-published work, you never know for sure what you’ll get. Books like “You Are Mine,” by Janeal Falor, are precisely the reason I take the gamble.

Summary: Serena lives in a society where women are property, and subject to strict rules of behavior. When she’s purchased by a wealthy warlock she despises, her future looks bleak. But when he unexpectedly dies during a tournament and she’s handed over to a foreign warlock, everything changes for her.

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Heart-breaking journey of love and sacrifice

In the US, the pressures and prejudices can be overwhelming for a gay couple. So imagine, if you will, how much higher the stakes are for two girls in love in Iran — and you’ll have the barest glimmer of what “If You Could be Mine” has in store.

Beautifully told, desperately heart-breaking, “If You Could Be Mine” will take you on a memorable journey.

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